Society and Division Leaders

These leaders are responsible for the leadership of IISE technical societies and divisions.

Board Rosters-Societies

Society for Engineering & Management Systems
Society for Health Systems

Board Rosters-Divisions
Computer & Information Systems
Construction
Engineering Economy
Lean
Logistics & Supply Chain
Manufacturing & Design
Operations Research
Process Industries
Quality Control & Reliability Engineering
Sustainable Development
Work Systems 

Technical Operations Board Roster

Societies

 
Society for Engineering & Management Systems Board June 2015-June 2016  

President 
Suzanna "Suzie" Long
Associate Professor and Interim Department Chair
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla, MD

Immediate Past President
Wiljeana Glover
Assistant Professor
Technology and Operations Management
Babson College
Babson Park, MA 

President-elect
Charlene Yauch
Professor and IE Program Director
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Milwaukee, WI

Directors 2013-2016
Cecilia Martínez León
Assistant Professor in Engineering Management
Clarkson University
Potsdam, NY 

Brian K. Smith
Assistant Professor
Mississippi State University
Mississippi State, MS 

Edson Pinheiro de Lima
Professor of Operations and Technology Management
Pontifical Catholic University of Parana - Brazil
Curitiba, Brazil

Directors 2014-2017
Chinweike Eseonu
Assistant Professor
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR

Edward A. Pohl, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Industrial Engineering
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 

Helmut Welke
Retired from John Deere
Moline, IL 

Directors 2015-2018
Daren Maynard
Shared Services Portfolio Manager
Novus Tech Limited
Maraval, Trinidad and Tobago

Natalie Scala
Assistant Professor
Towson University
Dept. of e-Business and Technology Management
Towson, MD 

Elected in 2016-terms begin in June 

President-elect 2016-2017, President for 2017-2018, Past-President for 2018-2019
Sreekanth Ramakrishnan | San Jose, California

Directors (three year term 2016-2019)
Ona Egbue | University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN
Patrick T. Hester | Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
Pilar Pazos | Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA


 



Society for Health Systems Board, Feb 2016-Feb 2017  

 
President
Joyce T. Siegele
Productivity Improvement Manager
Northside Hospital
Atlanta, GA


Immediate past president 
Amanda Mewborn
Piedmont Healthcare
Executive Director/Project Management Office
Atlanta, GA

President-elect
Ashley Benedict, Ph.D.
Systems Redesign Coordinator
VA Sunshine Healthcare Network (VISN 8)
St. Petersburg, FL

Director 2014-2017
Mary Ellen Skeens
Philips Healthcare
John's Creek, GA

Roque Perez-Velez 
University of Florida Health
Senior Engineer
Gainesville, FL

Director 2015-2018
Karl Kraebber
Operations Manager - Transport Service Line
Indiana University Hospital
Indianapolis, IN

Isaac Mitchell
Director, Lean Continuous Improvement
East Tennessee Children's Hospital
Knoxville, TN 

Director 2016-2019
Evelyn Brown
Professor
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC

Lauren Todd
Senior Management Engineer
Intermountain Healthcare
Salt Lake City, UT  

Secretary (appointed 2016)
Dean Athanassiades
Senior Director, Project Services
Philips Healthcare
Atlanta, GA

Treasurer (appointed 2016)
Rudy Santacroce
VP, Operational Excellence
RTKL Associates, Inc.
Dallas, TX

*SHS Conference 2017 Chairperson
Lauren Cooper
Capital Planner
Aramark
Winston-Salem, NC 

*Non-voting members 

Divisions 

Computer & Information Systems Board, June 2015-June 2016


President
Gerald Knapp 
Associate Professor
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 

President-elect
David Porter
Associate Professor
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR

Immediate Past President
John Jung-Woon Yoo
Assistant Professor
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR

Director 2014-2016
Sung Won Han
Research Scientist
New York University
New York, NY

Mehdi Khazaeli
Assistant Professor
University of the Pacific
Stockton, CA

Director 2015-2017
Dahai Xing
Research Staff Member
IBM Research 
Yorktown Heights, NY

Sang Won Yoon
Assistant Professor
State University of New York at Binghamton
Binghamton, NY

Andrew Junfang Yu
Associate Professor
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Tullahoma, TN
 

Elected in 2016-terms begin in June 

President-elect
Hui Yang
Associate Professore
The Pennsylvania State University
State College, PA  


Director 2016-2018 

Bimal P. Nepal
Associate Professor
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX

Brian Quanz
Research Staff Member
IBM Research
Yorktown Heights, NY

John S. Usher
Professor
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY



Construction Division Board, June 2015-June 2016

President
Isabelina Nahmens
Assistant Professor
Louisiana state University
Baton Rouge, LA

Immediate Past President
Aloysius A. Attah, P.E.
President, MACVAL Associates LLC
Dallas, TX 

President-elect
George Gardner
State Partnering Coordinator
Virginia Department of Transportation
Richmond, VA 

Board Members
Behrokh "Berok" Khoshnevis 
Professor
D.J. Epstein Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 

Paul S. Ray, Ph.D., P.E., CSP., C.Eng. (UK), F.IISE
Professor of Construction Engineering & Management
Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering
The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL 

Laura Ikuma
Assistant Professor
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 

Lincoln Forbes, Ph.D., P.E.  
Supervisor, Quality Engineer
Miami, FL

Ashish Nimbarte
Assistant Professor
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV

 


Engineering Economy Division Board, June 2015-June 2016

President
Isaac Faber
United States Army
Fort Elvior, VA

Immediate Past President
Mingzhou Jin
Associate Professor
University of Tennessee
Dept. of Industrial Engineering
Knoxville, TN

Program Chair
Guiping Hu
Assistant Professor
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 

Communications Director 
Joe Wilck
Assistant Professor
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 

Board Members
Gene Dixon
Associate Professor
East Carolina University, Department of Engineering
Greenville NC 

John Usher
Professor and Head
Mississippi State University
Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering
Mississippi State, MS

Wellington Award Committee Chair
Leland Blank  2011-2014 and 2014-2017, Chair
Dean and Professor of Industrial Engineering
College of Engineering
American University of Sharjah
Sharjah, UAE

Wellington Award Committee Members
Joseph Hartman 2013-2016
Dean, College of Engineering
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Bedford, MA

Ted Eshcenbach 2015-2018
Principal & Emeritus Professor
TGE Consulting & University of Alaska Ancorage

The Engineering Economist Editorial Board member 2015-2018
Karen M. Bursic
Assistant Professor
University of Pittsburg
Pittsburg, PA

 


Lean Division Board, April 2016-April 2017 

President
Laurence Clements
Managing Partner
Convergent Results LLC
Chicago, IL  

Immediate Past President
Sharon Johnson
Associate Professor
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester, MA 

President-elect
Ertunga C. Ozelkan
Associate Professor
University of North Carolina
Charlotte, NC

Directors 2016-2018 

Emily Marie Atchison
Continuous Improvement Specialist
Parker Hannifin - Stratoflex
Fort Worth, TX  emily.atchison@parker.com

Matt Bruner
Industrial Engineering Support Supervisor
UniFirst Corp.
Owensboro, KY

Khaled M. Mabrouk
Operational Engineering Leader
Sustainable Productivity Solutions
Scotts Valley, CA

Sheng-Hsien Teng
Professor
University of North Carolina
Charlotte, NC


Directors 2015-2017
 

Tom Shambeau
Industrial Engineering Manager
John Deere
Horicon, WI 

Aaron Yanuzo
Director, Process Improvement
WVU Healthcare
Morgantown, WV  

Brian J. Galli
Manager, Quality Measurement
EmblemHealth Services Company
Melville, NY 

Sampson Gholston
Associate Professor
The University of Alabama in Huntsville
Huntsville, AL 

 



Logistics & Supply Chain Division Board, April 2016-April 2017

President
Mingzhou Jin
Associate Professor and Department Head
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

Immediate Past President
Rajiv Saxena
Vice President of Supply Chain Engineering
APL Logistics
Phoenix, AZ 

President-elect
Faisal Aqlan
Practitioner in Prescience
University of New Haven
West Haven, CT 

Directors 2015-2017
Krystel Castillo
Assistant Professor
The University of Texas - Arlington
San Antonio, TX

Erdem Eskigun
Research Scientist
Amazon.com
Seattle, WA

Mike Ogle
Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Director
UNC Charlotte
Charlotte, NC

Aman Sapra
Sr. Project Manager
St. Onge Company
York, PA

Directors 2016-2018 

Omar M. Ashour
Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University
Erie, PA

Diana P. Berry
Center of Excellence Specialist
UPS
Aiken, SC 29803 

Pratik J. Parikh
Associate Professor
Wright State University
Dayton, OH 45435  

Murat Erkoc
Associate Professor
University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL 



Manufacturing and Design Division Board, June 2015-June 2017 

President
John Jackman
Associate Professor
Iowa State University
Ames, IA

Immediate Past President
Jingyan Dong
Assistant Professor
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 

President-elect
Rohan Shirwaiker
Assistant Professor
North Carolina State University
Department of Industrial Engineering
Raleigh, NC 

Secretary
Lourdes A. Medina
Assistant Professor
University of Puerto Rico
Mayaguez, PR

External Relations Director
 Guha Manogharan
Assistant Professor
Youngstown State University
Youngstown, OH

Media Director
Dusan Sormaz
Associate Professor
Ohio University
Athens, Ohio

Member-Advisory Board
Richard A. Wysk
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 

Iris Rivero
Associate Professor
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 

 



Operations Research Division Board, June 2015-June 2016

President
Mary Kurz
Associate Professor
Clemson University
Dept. of Industrial Engineering
Clemson, SC

Immediate Past President
Maria Mayorga
Associate Professor
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 

President-elect
Sandra D. Ekisioglu
Associate Professor
Clemson University
Clemson, SC

Directors 2014-2016
Lihui Bai
Assistant Professor
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 

Nipa Phojanamongkolkij
Operations Research Analyst
NASA Langley Research Center
Hampton, VA 

Directors 2015- 2017
Ruben A. Proaño
Assistant Professor
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

Chase Rainwater
Assistant Professor
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR

Elected in 2016-terms begin in June 

President elect
Scott Grasman

Directors 2016-2019
Katie McConkey
Christina Rinaudo

 

 



Process Industries Division Board, April 2016-April 2017


 

President
Vincent Howell
Manager, Policy and Compliance
Corning Inc.
Corning, NY

Immediate Past President
Martin Stein
President
Martin Stein Associates
Needham, MA

Secretary-Treasurer
Anna Olender
Sr. Mgr. Industrial Engineering
North Wales, PA

Advisory Board
Douglas R. Kroeger
Manufacturing Manager
Nestle Nutrition
Switzerland

Peter L. King
President
Lean Dynamics LLC
Newark, DE 

Joseph Paris
Chairman
XONITEK Group of Companies
New York, NY

J. Bennet Foster
DuPont
Senior Consultant Lean Six Sigma
Wilmington, DE 

Dirk Van Goubergen
President
Van Goubergen P&M
Belgium 

 



Quality Control & Reliability Engineering Division Board, June 2015-June 2016

 

President
Zhenyu Kong
Associate Professor
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg, VA

Immediate Past President
Haitao Liao
Associate Professor
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

President-elect
Jian Liu
Assistant Professor
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

Directors 2014-2016
Tongdan Jin
Associate Professor
Texas State University
San Marcos, TX 

Heidi A. Taboada
Associate Professor
University of Texas at El Paso
El Paso, TX 

Pingfeng Wang
Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Wichita State University
Wichita, KS

Directors for 2015-2017
Alaa Elwany
Assistant Professor
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX

Shuai Huang
Assistant Professor
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Industry Advisor
Jason W. Rupe
Director, Operational Modeling
Polar Star Consulting, LLC
Lafayette, CO
 
Elected 2016-terms begin in June
President-elect
Kamran Paynabar | Georgia Institute of Technology

Directors
Zhaojun Li | Western New England University | Springfield, MA
Ana Laura Guerrero | Cal Poly | Pamona, CA 



Sustainable Development Division Board, June 2015-June 2016

 

President
Eliseo Vilalta-Perdorno
Senior Lecturer Logistics & Operations Management
Lincoln Business School
Lincoln, England

Immediate Past President
Diana Berry
Trade Management Services Analyst
UPS
Aiken, SC 

President-elect
Curtis Bush
Director of Supply Chain
Mercy Ships
Lindale, TX

Board Members 

Kate Fisher
Industrial Engineering Consultant
West Monroe Partners
Columbus, OH

Hulya Julie Yazici
Associate Professor of Information and Operations Management
Florida Gulf Coast University
Fort Myers, FL

Claire A. Nelson
Chief Ideation Leader
The Futures Forum/Sagient Group LLC
Silver Spring, MD

Student Board Member
Delaney Sexton
Junior, Engineering Management and Mechanical Engineering
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Independence, MO

 



Work Systems Division Board,  April 2016-April 2017

 

President
Richard Elliott
Senior Industrial Engineer
Boeing
Woodinville, WA

Immediate Past President
Jose Macedo
Professor/Dept. Chair
Cal Poly State University
San Luis Obispo, CA

President-elect
Miguel A. Gonzalez
Associate Dean
Univ. of Texas-Pan American
Edinburg, TX 78539

Directors 2015-2017 

Michael Hair
Senior Industrial Engineer
Silevo Incorporated
Fremont, CA

Thomas B. Pinson
President
Confinia Emergency Services PC
Neosho, MO 

Directors 2016-2018 

Edward L. Eisbrenner
Sr. Industrial Engineer
Ford Motor Company
Brookpark, OH 

Alex Pacheco
Operations Excellence Manager
Georgia Pacific
Atlanta, GA




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